Our team

At the City of Knowledge, we believe our staff is the key to success of the services we offer, and we embrace it as one of our main strategies.

  • Jorge Arosemena Executive President

    Since its foundation, and for more than 20 years, I've had the honor of steering the ship of the City of Knowledge Foundation, along an extraordinary and professional team. Before starting this project, I was a public official at the Panamanian Institute of Tourism, the Presidency, and the Ministry of Education.

  • Irene Perurena Executive Vicepresident

    In my role as Executive Vice President, I make sure that all work teams at the Foundation cooperate in a manner that is aligned with our mission to be an innovative community that drives social change. I am a volunteer at the Panamanian Red Cross, and I belong to associations such as APEDE, and the first group of women of Executive Forum – Panama Chapter.

  • Ben Bravo Vice President of Administration and Finance

    Since 2005, I have led the institution's administrative management. I am an Accountant with 28 years of professional experience in the private sector in areas related to accounting, finance, logistics, budget, and management. In addition, I instituted the Flag Planting activity that is now traditionally held every year at the City of Knowledge.

  • Eduardo Araújo Leader of Strategic Projects

    For the past decade, I have overseen the cultural affairs and activities strategy for the City of Knowledge public; since 2014 as Communications Vice President. I specialized in cultural management at the University of Barcelona and I have led editorial projects, exhibits, and documentaries. I promoted the Cluster of Creative Industries of the Panama Chamber of Commerce.

  • Mariana Nuñez Haugland Vice President of Communications

  • Rodrigo Celis Vice President of Operations

    As Vice President of Operations, I make sure that the campus functions smoothly for everyone. Before joining the City of Knowledge, I was part of the team that created the COPA Airlines loyalty program. I had the opportunity to study at the IE Business School. In addition, I was captain of the first rowing team that represented Panama in an international competition.

  • Alejandro Carbonell Innovation Center Director

  • Jonathan Díaz Business Director

    Leading the creation and implementation of the strategy to attract and gain the loyalty of the members is my key role as Business Manager. Before joining the City of Knowledge team, I was the director of Multinational Companies Headquarters at the Ministry of Commerce and Industries.

  • Juan Moreno CIDES Director

    Since its creation, I have led the International Center for Sustainable Development, which promotes knowledge management for sustainable development, integrating multiple disciplines. I have a bachelor's degree in Economics and I am a scholar of the theory of complexity, with an extensive background in the field of research and public administrat

  • Myriam Calvo Architecture and Urban Director

    I lead the urban planning of the City of Knowledge, balancing the organized development of new buildings and spaces at the campus while preserving the main historic compounds. I previously worked at the Interoceanic Region Authority and I have professional experience in managing in-house companies.

  • Raúl Adames Legal Counseling Director

    I have been a legal consultant for the City of Knowledge since 2005. I graduated from the University of Panama and I have two decades of experience in civil and labor law, contract management, notarizing, and legal and labor counseling. I have represented the City of Knowledge and Panama before the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

  • Ricardo Eskildsen Finance and Investment Director

    As the Finance and Investment Director of the City of Knowledge Foundation, I lead the business diversification strategy and support the planning and execution of the organization's finances. After my arrival, I led the transition from Peachtree to SAP. Prior to this, I worked as a private banking and investment fund consultant.

  • Vilma Falconett Public Relations Director

    I love my job of establishing partnerships that benefit the City of Knowledge Foundation. I am very organized with my work and I consider myself a fashionable grandmother who likes to spoil her grandchildren. One of my favorite anecdotes at the Foundation was offering and serving coffee to the now King of Belgium Filip Leopold Lodewijk during his visit to the CdS in 2009.

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